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DFA was delighted to welcome three inspiring speakers @Raemmu @Pamela_Uba @DiopLeon to the Department today to celebrate Black History month The event was an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the contribution and lived experiences of black Irish people
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German Federal President Steinmeier started his three-day trip to Ireland with a visit to the Áras to meet with @PresidentIRL
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This week, Ireland will host a State Visit by German Federal President Steinmeier, with visits in Dublin, Limerick and the Connemara Gaeltacht all featuring on the itinerary! 🇮🇪🇩🇪
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Irish Foreign Ministry retweeted
Minister Colm Brophy today began a week-long visit to Rwanda and Uganda by visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial to remember those who lost their lives in the genocide.
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Today on #UNDay, we celebrate the anniversary of the UN Charter on 24 October 1945 Ireland joined the UN in 1955 and the values in the UN Charter are at the heart of Ireland's foreign policy. These values now guide our membership of the UN Security Council 🇮🇪🇺🇳 #IrelandUNSC
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Irish Foreign Ministry retweeted
With @SimonHarrisTD @DeptofFHed we announce a doubling of the number of scholarships @collegeofeurope - all Irish applicants to the College are considered. I’m glad to see us delivering our commitment to increase the Irish footprint in EU institutions #ACareerForEU #EUCO
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Minister Coveney lead the Irish Government’s attendance at the inaugural Ireland Wales Forum, hosted by the Welsh Government earlier today, providing the opportunity for Irish and Welsh ministers to exchange views and approaches on critical issues 👉 bit.ly/2XARsrc
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Today, Minister @simoncoveney announced the winners of the 2021 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards. Minister @brophytalks recognised these 11 members of Ireland's diaspora, for their contribution to 🇮🇪 Ireland’s reputation across the globe. 👉bit.ly/3aZDyC3
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Ireland's UN Youth Delegates for 2021-22 are Treasa Cadogan & Diandra Ní Bhuachalla 🇮🇪🇺🇳 Minister @simoncoveney met with the Youth Delegates today to hear their views on a range of global issues and discuss Ireland’s Security Council membership 👉 bit.ly/3m4lRrx
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Irish Foreign Ministry retweeted
Pleased to confirm that a further 16 Irish citizens & dependents were safely evacuated from Kabul Airport to Doha last night. We are assisting them on their onward journey home to Ireland. With continued thanks to @MofaQatar_EN and @Lolwah_Alkhater for the assistance. @dfatirl
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Irish Foreign Ministry retweeted
Privileged to finally meet in person some of the incredible Irish Community Leaders who work to support our Diaspora in the US, encapsulating what is best about our people, values, prosperity, culture and influence. We salute you @irishmissionun
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The Department of Foreign Affairs is pleased to support this resolution. Minister Coveney said this “important statement of rights adds impetus to our international effort to address urgent environmental and climate issues.” @simoncoveney @EamonRyan
Minister @EamonRyan welcomes Government’s decision of co-sponsoring a resolution recognising a right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) 🌍 Read more: gov.ie/en/press-release/7a82…
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Following today's 🇺🇳UN Security Council meeting on Lebanon, Minister @SimonCoveney reiterated 🇮🇪Ireland's support for the people of 🇱🇧Lebanon, including through humanitarian support and the continued presence of @defenceforces in @UNIFIL_. #IrelandUNSC
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Minister Brophy participated in a high-level debate at the UN Security Council today on the Great Lakes Region. The debate, hosted by Kenya, focused on finding solutions to deal with the root causes of conflict #IrelandUNSC @brophytalks @irishmissionun
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Irish Foreign Ministry retweeted
We are delighted to see the launch of the special stamp & prepaid postcard to commemorate @IrishFleadh which took place today in Cáceres. Don´t miss the fleadh this year!caceresirishfleadh.com/
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Minister Brophy today announces more than $1 million in new funding for 🇮🇪 Irish organisations in New York, the greater Tri-State Area and Pennsylvania. See more at: bit.ly/2Za3l8l
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An extraordinary life lived through extraordinary times Máire Mhac an tSaoi holds an important place in the history of the DFA. In 1947 she became the first female Irish diplomat & went on to serve with distinction including in Madrid, Rome & the UN Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam
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This week, the Embassy of Ireland in Morocco🇲🇦, our newest Embassy, began operating! Best wishes to Ambassador-Designate James McIntyre and all the team now #Working4IRL in Rabat 🇮🇪🇲🇦 #GlobalIreland @irlembrabat
Some fun facts on 🇮🇪🇲🇦 relations to mark the end of our great first week in Rabat!
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